Daniel Jeakins


Theme Park – Is This How It Starts? ★

Hailed by the indie ‘blogosphere’ as this decade’s answer to the Talking Heads in 2011, London three-piece Theme Park showed early promise before lacklustre reviews of their 2013 debut brought the band crashing down to earth. It’s taken four years for a follow-up to arrive, but on follow-up Is This How It Starts? Theme Park…

Music, OldVenue

So, what’s new?

The roll call of records scheduled for release in 2015 is already brimming with high-profile names, with everyone from pop super-producer Mark Ronson to hip-hop misogynist Akon, all eyeing big returns in the next 12 months. Early reviews of Ronson’s latest full-length suggest it is set to become the club soundtrack of 2015, and with…

Arts, OldVenue

Breathing Life into Sketch Comedy

Having seen a meteoric rise in popularity since picking up a ‘Best Newcomer’ nomination at 2006’s Edinburgh fringe festival, comedy duo Cardinal Burns head to Norwich’s Epic Studios on October 16th clutching a British Comedy Award for their prime-time Channel 4 sketch show. Daniel Jeakins spoke to one half of Britain’s hottest new double act,…